Folder in Folders iOS 9

Since folders first appeared on iOS, there have always been glitches that make it possible to place a folder within a folder. iOS 9 is no different, it too allows you to nest folders on your iPhone. To do so is extremely easy, and requires no quick movements, or ridiculous over the top finger cramping combinations methods.

The only downside about using this method to nest folders is that you’ll have to do it all over again when you restart your iPhone. In this post and video, I’ll show you how simple it is to nest folders on iOS 9 in just a few seconds.

How to move a folder inside of a folder on iOS 9

Step 1: Place your destination folder on a top row on the Home screen.

Step 2: Place the folder you wish to move on the same page as the destination folder.

Step 3: Enter wiggle mode by long-pressing the folder you wish to move, and continue to hold the folder.

Step 4: While holding the folder you wish to move, tap the gap between the folder and the status bar right above the destination folder using another finger.

Step 5: The destination folder should open. From there, just drag the folder you wish to move into the destination folder and release.

That may seem like a lot of steps, but it only take a few seconds. I highly recommend watching the video above to see how easy it is.

Remember, if you restart, you’ll have to do this all over again. That’s always been the case with glitches like this, so that should come as no surprise.

What do you think?

  • Croak

    I can confirm this works with ios 8.4 also.

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      those sharp edges are disturbing

      • Marcus

        I thought something was wrong with his phone at first glance…

  • ClaudieX X

    You can do this since iOS 8.0
    Works on iPhone and iPad

  • Dave

    I’m on iOS 8.4 still and I have some nested folders that I “made” when I was about at iOS 8.0, they also stay after a reboot… (“That’s always been the case with glitches like this, so that should come as no surprise.” thats not completely right :b)
    But will they stay if I update? Until now these folders survived each minor update 😀

  • 8.4, Jailbreak and FolderEnhancer, best way to create nested and bigger (4 by 6) folders

    • neonix

      Jailbreak is the best way to do anything on an iPhone.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Can confirm this also works on iOS 8.4.1. This is by far the easiest nested folders “bug”/ feature ever. I remember back in pre-iOS 7/8 days it required quite a lot of “riggor-ma-roll”, as Cody would put it, to get this to work. Nice one, Jeff!

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Very simple stuff, been doin it for bout a week. Absolutely absurd that we just can’t do this by now and sad also. Apple has been pissing me off more than thrilling me as of late. Such losery.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      And oh ya, come on 9.1 and jb shortly too follow.

  • 919263

    reboot, and all goes away.. start again waste another 2 hrs…

  • johndhynes

    Doesn’t seem to work on 9.1.

    • Ronaldo Villanueva

      Seem to work on mine. I have iOS 9.1.

  • watsgongon

    Yo i heard you like folders

  • Ruben Silva

    Any tweak to this ios 9 ?